Gateshead host 11th-placed Eastleigh on Saturday, October 01 (3pm kick off) in the Vanarama National League.
The Heed earned their first away win of the season last time out against Maidenhead United after Dan Ward scored his first goal of the season to earn the Tynesiders all three points.
Gateshead have now moved up to 17th in the Vanarama National League, one place above last weekend’s opponents.
Eastleigh ended their four-match winless run with a 1-0 home victory over Halifax Town last weekend, with a first half Charlie Carter goal proving enough to get The Spitfires over the line.
Eastleigh could move into the play-off positions with a win on Saturday, while Gateshead could move up to 13th should they take three points.
“In this league, everyone has got quality throughout their team,” said assistant manager, Ian Watson.
“It’s another big test for us and we’ve set our game plan out this week, we’ve really structured what we want to work on.
“We’re looking forward to seeing whether that comes through tomorrow.”
Last Time Out
The last time the two teams met was in April 2019 in the Vanarama National League at the Silverlake Stadium, with a Reda Johnson strike giving Eastleigh a 1-0 win.
Adi Yussuf, Kenton Richardson, Robbie Tinkler and Will Harris could all miss Saturday’s game through injury.
Commentary will be provided by the Heed Army Podcast on YouTube, with coverage from Gateshead International Stadium beginning from 2:45pm.
Tickets can be purchased online or on the gate at Gateshead International Stadium, with admission priced at:
Adult – £18
Concessions (65+, Blue Light, Armed Services or Veteran) – £12
Young Adult, 17-21 – £8
Youth, 15-16 – £5
Under 14 – Free (must be accompanied by a paying adult.)
Segregation will be in place, with Eastleigh supporters seated in the East Stand. Away supporters can purchase tickets for a £1 reduction in the uncovered East Stand either on the gate or online.
Away fans are to enter via the gate to the right of the main reception, heading behind the South Stand and towards the East Stand access gate.
Tickets purchased online are not posted to supporters and must be either printed at home or shown via smartphone upon entry.
Turnstiles will open to supporters at 1:45pm on Saturday.
Gateshead extended their unbeaten run to three with a point on home soil against Eastleigh.
Ryan Hill’s first-time finish wasn’t enough for Eastleigh to get three points as it was cancelled out by a Dan Jarvis long-range effort.
The first chance of the match fell to Eastleigh in the 7th minute, Corey Panter’s in-swinged corner landed perfectly at the back post, and it was a scrap between the two sides to win the ball before Gateshead were eventually awarded a free kick.
Eastleigh found the back of the net in the 20th minute, Danny Whitehall managed to get onto a long ball which he headed down to Ryan Hill, who managed to hit the ball first time past Dan Langley.
Three minutes later Eastleigh had an unexpected chance to further their advantage, Oscar Rutherford wayward cross nearly catches Langley out at the front-post, but the keeper manages to tip the ball over the bar.
Gateshead found their first clear cut chance in the 30th minute, Robbie Tinkler found Dan Ward out wide before hitting a driven cross to Paul Blackett at the front post, but it was vitally blocked by an Eastleigh man.
Gateshead kept the pressure on the away side, Ward managed to flick the ball past Eastleigh’s Aaron Martin before unleashing a shot which Joe McDonnell caught in the 33rd minute.
The final chance of the first half came in added time, Danny Whitehall played in Tristan Abrahams one on one, Langley rushed out to make a great save.
In the 74th minute Greg Olley played a square pass to Dan Jarvis who opened his body up and curled a shot into the top corner from outside the box to score on his Gateshead Debut.
Eastleigh tried to reinstate their advantage when Callum Banks tried to catch Langley out from 35 yards, but the Heed goalkeeper collects comfortably.
Gateshead: Langley, Tinkler, Magnay, Pye, Daley (Gallacher, 86′), Bailey, Olley, Hasani (Conteh, 65′), Campbell, Ward (Jarvis, 65′), Blackett.
Substitutes: Yussuf, Elliot.
Goals: Jarvis (70’)
Eastleigh: McDonnell, Langston, Martin, Panter (Hesketh, 38′), Kelly, Rutherford, McKiernan, Carter, Hill, Whitehall (Atangana, 70′), Abrahams (Ebanks, 83′)
Goals: Hill (20’)
Attendance: 1,162 (40 away)